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Club Holiday Resorts Mid-Week Discount on Accommodation until Xmas

By Taryn Blight on Nov 16, 2022 4:37:13 PM

We are running a mid-week 10% off promo on all bookings of two nights or more between now and Christmas at all three of our NSW Club Holiday Resorts!

The summer school holidays are nearly completely booked out at each of our holiday resorts, with just a few nights available here and there at Haven in Sussex Inlet, and the last week at Riverside Urunga.

If you haven't yet stayed with us, there are plenty of reasons to!

- All accommodation over our three resorts is two or three-bedroom self-contained apartment or villa style, perfect for families or long stays.

- Our accommodation has ground-floor accessible and wheelchair-friendly options, as well us upstairs apartments that make the most of the surrounding views.

- Each resort has a resort pool and BBQ areas for guests to use.

- All three resorts are situated in stunning NSW coastal areas surrounded by natural beauty.

- We keep our rates competitively low as we believe everyone should be able to enjoy an amazing holiday.

- It is easy to become a member of any one of our affiliated clubs and save 20-25% on the full-priced rates.


Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Club News Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Family Holidays Seaside Riverside Haven
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Our guide to eating out in Fingal Bay

By Taryn Blight on Nov 16, 2022 2:56:31 PM

We set the New South Wales seaside village of Fingal Bay within the stunning holiday paradise of Port Stephens, 30 minutes from Newcastle and 2.5 hours north of Sydney. The region is renowned for its stunning beaches, great surf, koala habitat, the breathtaking coastal sand dunes which are also the largest moving dunes in the southern hemisphere, calm waters of the bay \where you will find the largest dolphin pod on the east coast, and incredible seaside dining.

We have put together a list of where you can eat out in Fingal Bay, and our other favourites to visit on your travels.

Breakfast at the Longboat Cafe, Fingal Bay

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside
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Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal receives Recognition of Excellence 2022

By Taryn Blight on Oct 26, 2022 12:55:42 PM

HotelsCombined recognises Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay amongst the best hotels in Australia, having consistently received high star ratings from guests over a variety of categories.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside FCSWC
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Social Stories - My Holiday at Seaside Holiday Resort in Fingal Bay

By Robyn Fewell & Taryn Blight on Jun 16, 2022 1:35:49 PM

Story-based intervention to assist guests living with autism prepare for their holiday at Seaside Holiday Resort in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens


Topics: Accessibility Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside
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Seaside Holiday Resort earns Travelmyth Top Accommodation Award 2022

By Taryn Blight on Apr 14, 2022 9:26:14 AM

Seaside Holiday Resort in Fingal Bay has been recognised as the #3 Top Accommodation in Fingal Bay by Travelmyth, and featured in a variety of traveller search categories for 2022.

Travelmyth uses search data from booking websites such as Booking.com, Expedia and Hotels.com, and ranks them in order of guests search preferences when looking at holiday accommodation in each area. Seaside features in the Accessible Accommodation, Pool for Children, and Outdoor Pool categories to name a few.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside FCSWC
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Our Guide to Fishing in Port Stephens

By Taryn Blight on Mar 31, 2022 1:18:41 PM

If you are passionate about your fishing, then you can't beat Port Stephens! Recognised internationally amongst the fishing community for the abundance of good sized, year round catches to be had, Port Stephens is known for its picturesque fresh and saltwater waterways, and boasts a harbour 2.5 larger than Sydney's with a coastline dotted with islands most of which fall under various protections of the Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park.

There are plenty of great spots to fish off the banks, whether you prefer throwing in a line from the rocks, the sands, or one of the Port's jetties with the whole family, and the calm waters of the harbour make for fantastic fishing by kayak or boat, although there is also spectacular game fishing surrounding Port Stephens in the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside
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Club Holiday Resorts now accepting Stay NSW and Parent NSW Vouchers

By Taryn Blight on Mar 16, 2022 10:12:24 AM


 Members and guests of Riverside, Seaside and Haven Holiday Resorts can now use their Stay NSW and Parents NSW Vouchers towards bookings at any of our three resorts.


How to use your Stay NSW or Parents NSW Vouchers with Club Holiday Resorts


Vouchers can only be redeemed on direct bookings at our three resorts.

If you have booked through Booking.com or another third-party booking platform, you will be unable to use your vouchers.

Guests will only be able to redeem their Stay NSW Vouchers OR Parents NSW Vouchers per stay.

This means if you have two to six adults staying at one time, then all guests would be able to use their Stay NSW vouchers (either one person's or all adult Stay NSW vouchers) towards the one booking, OR their Parents vouchers (one $50 or multiple $50 vouchers).

Stay NSW or Parents NSW Vouchers can be used on new or existing bookings.

If you have already made a booking to stay with us directly to stay at one of our three holiday resorts in the near future, you will be able to use the vouchers towards your balance. Otherwise, if you are making a new direct booking, you can redeem the vouchers towards your deposit. 

Vouchers need to redeemed and processed before October 9 2022.

Guests will need to redeem their vouchers before the 9th of October. Any vouchers not processed before this date will expire. 

Voucher codes refresh every 15 minutes.

The voucher codes refresh after 15 minutes, which means they need to be processed by one of our busy reception team within the resort office hours and can't be emailed during the evenings or over the weekends. This may be tricky when using multiple guest Stay NSW vouchers, so we recommend calling or emailing the resort to find out the best way to proceed.  

Please note Vouchers are non-refundable.

If you have to cancel your booking and are unable to schedule to a later date, we are sadly unable to refund the voucher amount.


About our three Coastal NSW Holiday Resorts:


Riverside Holiday Resort - Urunga

Come Play on the Coffs Coast

Located in Urunga in the Bellingen Shire and on the Coffs Coast, Riverside Holiday Resort is positioned along the river and surrounded by the town's golf course.

A short five-minute stroll to the shops, cafes and pub, and to the town's famous 1km boardwalk to the ocean, Riverside Resort treats guests to both river and mountain views, with the comfort of 40 two-bedroom fully self-contained apartments with both accessible and upstairs options, and five wheelchair accessible apartments.

The resort has a pool with mobility lift, BBQ areas and picnic tables, and trampolines and toddler play equipment, kayak and standup paddleboard hire and with accessible pathway to the town's playgrounds, Lido saltwater pool and accessible boardwalk, and town.

Book Now: 02 6655 3911



Seaside Holiday Resort - Fingal Bay

Enjoy Life at Fingal

Positioned across from the beach and foreshore in the Port Stephens' town of Fingal Bay, Seaside offers the perfect affordable family beach holiday and is an easy 2.5hrs from the heart of Sydney.

The largest of our three Club Holiday Resorts, Fingal has a total of 60 self-contained apartments with two and three-bedroom options. 41 apartments are downstairs accessible (six of which are wheelchair accessible), and there are 19 upstairs apartments. There are two pools, one heated adult sized with mobility lift, and one for toddlers, fenced playground with trampolines and play equipment, BBQs and picnic tables, and coin-operated laundry.

The resort looks out to the Fingal Foreshore with playground, Surf Life Saving Club, cafe and a seafood restaurant. A ten-minute walk along the accessible pathway next to Fingal Beach will take you to the town's general store, takeaway food shop, and wine bar cafe/restaurant.

Book Now: 02 4981 1533



Haven Holiday Resort - Sussex Inlet


Escape to Nature at Sussex

The NSW South Coast town of Sussex Inlet is the home to our bush hideaway, Haven Holiday Resort. Surrounded by native flora and fauna, and a mere 3hr drive south of Sydney and 2.75hrs from Canberra, Haven is the perfect location to escape it all.

Haven is tucked away in Shoalhaven's Conjola National Park and has private access to the sand and water of the rivulet that the town takes its name from. Across the water from Haven, you will find Jervis Bay Territory and the Booderee National Park that is owned and operated by the Wreck Bay Peoples.

It is a five-minute drive to the township of Sussex Inlet, which is set on a system of canals and the inlet that links St Georges Basin to the Tasman Sea; Swan Lake, which is the perfect spot for sailing and other water-based activities; and the Sussex Inlet Surf Life Saving Club and Cudmirrah Beach which is ideal for keen surfers.

Haven Holiday Resort has 14 two-bedroom self-contained apartments, 3 three-bedroom villas, and 1 three-bedroom executive residence. The resort has a heated pool, trampolines, play equipment, laundry, BBQs and picnic tables, with private water access and the Alemain bush track that takes you alongside the inlet into town.

Book Now: 02 4441 2367



Topics: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Haven Holiday Resort Sussex Inlet Family Holidays Seaside Riverside FCSWC Haven
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Port Stephens recognised as one of the must visit Travel Destinations

By Taryn Blight on Feb 4, 2022 2:11:36 PM

We knew it already, but it seems that Port Stephens continues to be recognised as one of the top places to visit both domestically and now internationally!

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside
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Seven of the best beaches in Port Stephens that you need to visit

By Taryn Blight on Jan 19, 2022 3:17:30 PM

Port Stephens is home to some of the best beaches in the state, from the calm ocean waters in the bay to the surf along the Stockton Sand Dunes, and let's not forget for those who are old enough to remember the 2006 Tourism Australia commercial featuring Lara Bingle asking "So where the bloody hell are you?" at the stunning crescent shaped Fingal Beach.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside
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The Best Bushwalks in Port Stephens

By Taryn Blight on Dec 9, 2021 10:55:03 AM

Port Stephens is one the most special places in the country, with the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, a thriving and diverse marine environment of the Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park that stretches north from Birubi Beach to Forster and is home to various species of dolphins, turtles, fish, and seabirds, and mountains that look like they belong on a tropical island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean rather than the mainland.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Adventure Tourism Things to do Seaside
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The Port Stephens Multisport Festival - 18-19 September 2021

By Taryn Blight on Jul 2, 2021 12:39:02 PM

The Port Stephens Multisport Festival is set to return to stunning Fingal Bay on the weekend of the 18-19th September 2021 with the TreX Port Stephens, Trail Run Australia Tomaree and Dirt Master Challenge after having been postponed last year due to Covid.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Seaside
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Why you need to add Port Stephens to your Destination Bucket-List

By Taryn Blight on Feb 25, 2021 4:41:55 PM

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
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The Story Behind Port Stephens and Fingal Bay

By Taryn Blight on Oct 12, 2020 3:43:54 PM

Worimi (Warrimay) Country – The Worimi Nation
We acknowledge the Traditional Worimi Owners and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Located in Worimi Country, Fingal Bay is a small coastal town nestled amidst the picture-perfect Tomaree National Park in Port Stephens, New South Wales. Less than a three-hour drive north of Sydney and an hour past Newcastle, Fingal Bay is only a hop, skip, jump, 12-minute drive away from the larger and slightly more famous township of Nelsons Bay. Originally named “False Bay” due to it often being mistaken as the entrance to Port Stephens harbour that is located just 4.5 kilometres to the north, it wasn’t until 1845 that the name Fingal Bay appeared on a chart drawn by Captain Phillip Parker King to become the official title we know it as today.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
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Whale Watching in Spectacular Fingal Bay

By Taryn Blight on Aug 7, 2020 2:28:47 PM

Picturesque Fingal Bay is the perfect holiday destination for whale-watching aficionados and photography enthusiasts alike. Situated in New South Wales’ Port Stephens a mere two and a half hours north of Sydney, the region boasts the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern hemisphere and features a plethora of natural wonders from its pristine oceans to its enthralling national parks. 

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay Adventure Tourism Things to do
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Top 15 things to do around Fingal Bay

By Rebecca Beaton on Jul 3, 2020 2:55:13 PM

Top 15 things to do seasonally around Fingal Bay 

Fingal Bay is the eastern-most suburb in the Port Stephens community. Fingal Headland marks the north-eastern head of the bay (the bay itself is less than two kilometres at its widest point) and is connected to the mainland via a sand spit. Much of Fingal Bay is part of the Tomaree National Park. The park provides a striking backdrop to the bays and beaches of the area. Whether it’s kayaking, fishing, surfing, mountain biking, bush-walking or bird-watching, or even just enjoying lunch on the beach, Fingal Bay and the Port Stephens area have a multitude of activities. Here are some of the best things to do while staying at Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay.

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
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Fingal Bay The Perfect Holiday Destination in the Hunter Region - NSW

By Rebecca Beaton on May 27, 2020 4:38:26 PM

Looking for the perfect holiday destination? Seaside Resort Fingal Bay has what you need

Topics: Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
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Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay, Cleaning & Sanitation (Coronavirus)

By Rebecca Beaton on Mar 18, 2020 1:04:09 PM


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